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DRIVE: Expanded Curriculum Appraisal Tool & Resources

DRIVE is an initiative to create a representative and bias-free curriculum across all domains of research and clinical education. This DRIVE Resource Guide includes the fully revised, updated and expanded curriculum appraisal tool and additional resources

Q3.1: Range of Characteristics

Ask Yourself: Do the images or media in my materials represent a range of characteristics?

Probing Questions: Have I illustrated the ways in which the condition may present differently in patients with a variety of characteristics such as skin tone, body habitus, hair? 

Example: Provide more than one illustrative image.

Q3.2: Avoid Reinforcing Stereotypes

Ask Yourself: Could the images or media that I am using be perceived as promoting a stereotype? 

Probing Question: Do I ensure that tables, graphs, and images do not reinforce unintended bias? 

Example: Using multiple images when discussing specific conditions may reduce stereotypes

Section 3 Resources

Top Resources

AccessMedicine- Database of core textbooks in medicine; license includes access images; images can be used for educational purposes

Positive Exposure Image Gallery - Positive Exposure promotes a more inclusive world through award-winning photography, films, exhibitions, lectures and educational programs. 

VisualDx – Image database of clinical findings; searchable by gender, complexion, age, etc.; license includes access to images; images can be used for educational purposes

Section 3 Best Practice

DRIVE Best Practice: Utilize images and videos that invite connection, promote recognition, increase representation and improve diagnosis across physical features and abilities.